The difference could be in the consumption of animal products such as fish twice per week,or maybe in wheat products,or the use of salt.On some issues Dr Fuhrman is correct and on some issues Dr McDougall is right.
Same thing happened to Dolores...fish twice per week,low vit D,don't remember about her salt intake.So Dr Fuhrman does make some additional contributions that Dr Mcdougall does not consider such as vit D supplementation and avoidance of sodium/salt, but he likely wrong about starches as we see form several of the starch based societies across the globe.
The only sure fire thing that Dr Fuhrman is wrong about is potatoes....they are the second healthiest food on the planet....2nd only to leafy greens.Thats my OPINION but the science seems to support it.
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